Cellulite: causes, effects and the cure?

February 1, 2008 10:24:09 AM PST
In the book, "The Cellulite Cure," author Dr. Lionel Bissoon describes ways to reduce cellulite.

Grade Yourself on Cellulite
Use this test at home to judge your "grade" of cellulite.

  • Stage 0: No visible cellulite, even when the skin is pinched.
  • Stage 1: No visible cellulite when standing or lying down. However an "orange peel" texture can be seen when the skin is pinched.
  • Stage 2: Visible cellulite when standing but not when lying down.
  • Stage 3: Visible cellulite when standing and lying down.

    To use the "pinch test," hold your skin between the thumb and other fingers, lift and gradually apply pressure. This compresses the different structures of your skin, allowing them to become more visible. The test helps you determine if cellulite is present, even if you've never noticed it before. Needless to say, many women are unpleasantly surprised when they first perform the pinch test, but it can help you determine whether to seek treatment AND give you an idea of how long treatment could take.

    Bay Area viewers can make an appointment with Dr. Bissoon this weekend or any future dates by calling 415-810-2430.

    Buy the book: www.amazon.com

    Website: www.mesotherapy.com

    Dr. Lionel Bissoon's Bio:
    Dr. Lionel Bissoon received his Doctorate of Osteopathy from Des Moines University, and went on to complete a rotating internship in medicine, one year of general surgery, and one year of aerospace medicine while serving as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Bissoon completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mt. Sinai, New York, with an emphasis on Sports Medicine that led to his practice in Physiatry.

    Dr. Bissoon studied Mesotherapy in Paris under renowned Mesotherapy practitioners Dr. Jacques Le Coz, Dr. Christian Chams, Dr. Albert Benouish, Dr. Maurice Drae and Dr. Elizabeth Dancey, author of "The Cellulite Solution."

    After researching drug protocols and vitamin regimens in the U.S.A., Dr. Bissoon developed more advanced techniques and formulas for treating various skin conditions. He achieved remarkable results, returning to Paris to share them with his colleagues. It wasn't long before he became the leading Mesotherapy expert in the U.S.A., as well as the American consultant and signatory to the diploma of the International School of Mesotherapy in Paris.